Wood wide web
March 7th 22:15-23:05 FRAS 3
Wood wide web is an hour of collective meditation and an exercise for finding energy, peace and safety in an immersive virtual forest space. How does technology shape our view of the natural world, how do we sense actual vs virtual natural environments? The fake forest is shaped by different types of interfaces and their inherent dynamics. This journey will be a personal one, a form of self-care that is so popular at the moment that I wish to share with everyone else, to create a web of people present on different levels of physical and virtual all at once. “What are we to do about the cliched beauty of a really phenomenal sunset? Whenever I see the sun sink below a distant horizon as the yellows and oranges and pinks flood the sky, I inevitably think that this looks like a picture that has been extensively photoshopped. When I see the natural world at its most spectacular, my general impression is that more than anything, it looks fake.” John Green on the podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed: Capacity for Wonder and Sunsets.
Tea Teearu is originally from Tallinn, Estonia, graduated from the SNDO in Amsterdam in 2017. Currently works as a web developer and makes performances of her own or advises others, focusing on choreography or costume design. Her work often refers to the internet as an absurd space expressing the collective unconscious in unpredictable ways, creating diverse meanings and associations. One of her interests lies in trying to bring the essence of virtual spaces into real life, the performance event, meshing the online and offline.